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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,448
Posted By aviationgeek84
The two times I have emailed them, I've gotten...

The two times I have emailed them, I've gotten responses. They weren't always "right away", but they were within 24 hours I would say. I did have to remember that they only set aside certain times of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-21-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,674
Posted By aviationgeek84
Congrats! Great looking airplane.

Congrats! Great looking airplane.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-20-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,081
Posted By aviationgeek84
Great to hear everything turned out well, Dave....

Great to hear everything turned out well, Dave. Steve definitely embodies the RV spirit... knowledgable and always ready to lend a hand. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,482
Posted By aviationgeek84
Well, I'm not sure it can be said much better...

Well, I'm not sure it can be said much better than Frank just did. :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-17-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,798
Posted By aviationgeek84
Mel, Thanks for the reply. I think I'll just...

Mel,

Thanks for the reply. I think I'll just continue on the way I started - it seems like this particular area is one where both ways have been used.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-17-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,798
Posted By aviationgeek84
Piggy back...

Thought I would piggy back on this thread as I am making the same decision. I did a few rivets already, but stopped (most of the rivets in the photo are just sitting in the holes).

The videos for...
Forum: Safety 04-16-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,261
Posted By aviationgeek84
Can't speak for the ATC folks themselves, but...

Can't speak for the ATC folks themselves, but definitely doesn't seem like a good way to get attention to me. I've always had good luck doing what others mentioned previously in this thread (speaking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,425
Posted By aviationgeek84
Hey iowaflyer, For what it's worth, there are a...

Hey iowaflyer,

For what it's worth, there are a couple of -8s going together here in Cedar Rapids if you ever wanted to stop down and check out the kit or anything else. (I'm currently working on...
Forum: Reviews 04-01-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,199
Posted By aviationgeek84
Thanks for sharing, Louise. I have been...

Thanks for sharing, Louise. I have been considering getting these for my project and may go ahead and do just that.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-30-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,068
Posted By aviationgeek84
Hi Don, Haven't done it yet, myself... I'm going...

Hi Don,

Haven't done it yet, myself... I'm going to have my EAA Tech Counselor stop by and just have a look - maybe give me some pointers. Since I already put the 6 degree bend in the spar, I'm...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-24-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,068
Posted By aviationgeek84
Andrea, Nope, you're fine. Yes - I think...

Andrea,

Nope, you're fine. Yes - I think trimming the flange of the spar is particular to the -7 ...

I will be adding these this week and then moving on... gotta build an airplane at some point! :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-24-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,068
Posted By aviationgeek84
Hi All, Yeah - I'm definitely not unbending...

Hi All,

Yeah - I'm definitely not unbending anything.. I will have to add these to what I have right now. At least it isn't riveted together, yet. :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,068
Posted By aviationgeek84
Oh, sorry Don... I just meant that you had...

Oh, sorry Don... I just meant that you had already bent the 702 before adding your relief holes - is that correct? Or did you catch it before making the bend yourself?

Mine are aren't bent, but I'm...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,068
Posted By aviationgeek84
Hi Don, I'm guessing yours was already bent as...

Hi Don,

I'm guessing yours was already bent as well.. what method did you use to get your relief holes in there safely? :) Thanks!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,068
Posted By aviationgeek84
Don, Did you make those stress-reliever holes on...

Don,
Did you make those stress-reliever holes on the HS-702 or did the part come that way? Mine definitely doesn't have those from the factory.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,068
Posted By aviationgeek84
I haven't riveted anything together and only have...

I haven't riveted anything together and only have all of the skeleton parts laying on the table - could easily add these if it isn't too late with the bend in. Thoughts from others?

Thanks for the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,068
Posted By aviationgeek84
After doing some more research, it does look like...

After doing some more research, it does look like I just missed this on the plans. Will do it tomorrow. :) If anyone knows differently, please speak up... :P

Thanks!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,068
Posted By aviationgeek84
Quick Question - HS702 relief holes?

Hi All,

Quick question... do I need the bend relief holes drilled in the HS-702 (forward HS spar) on the -8? I noticed the -7 has these and the manual explicitly says to drill them, but there is no...
Forum: Tools 03-17-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By aviationgeek84
Cool, thanks! Will try it on some scrap first,...

Cool, thanks! Will try it on some scrap first, but I'll bet it will work fine.
Forum: Tools 03-17-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By aviationgeek84
Step-Drill

Hi All,

Newbie question... need to pick up a step-drill to drill the trim cable hole in my forward HS spar for my RV-8. Are Harbor Freight's step-drills adequate for this job? Good enough quality,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-08-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,627
Posted By aviationgeek84
Thanks, guys. As long as it is easy enough to...

Thanks, guys. As long as it is easy enough to make this cut with the reinforcement bars riveted on the spar(s), then I see no reason to not wait and make the cut in context.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,158
Posted By aviationgeek84
Welcome aboard, Don! You won't be disappointed.

Welcome aboard, Don! You won't be disappointed.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-07-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,674
Posted By aviationgeek84
You're correct... I'm just saying.. for my...

You're correct... I'm just saying.. for my conservative approach, it works for me.

Yes - many airplanes are capable of aerobatics. To each their own! :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-06-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,674
Posted By aviationgeek84
I guess my opinion is simple... fly aerobatics in...

I guess my opinion is simple... fly aerobatics in airplanes designed for that and don't fly aerobatics in airplanes where it's not the intent. :)

That said, it's a worthwhile discussion. That's what...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-05-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,627
Posted By aviationgeek84
Good point, Paul. As long as it won't be hard to...

Good point, Paul. As long as it won't be hard to get to/do down the road, it may be best to wait and see what it needs before doing it.

Ah, the wisdom on this board... :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,619
Posted By aviationgeek84
Well done, Bret. It'll make everything that much...

Well done, Bret. It'll make everything that much sweeter in the end. :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-05-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,627
Posted By aviationgeek84
Thanks for the replies, everyone. I may just do...

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I may just do it now so that it is done. Might be easier that way. I'll check DWG 3 more carefully, too. I do see the notation where it says to make the cut out, but...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-04-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,627
Posted By aviationgeek84
Horizontal stab - rear spar cut out

Just a quick question... the plans mention cutting out a portion of the rear spar so the elevator control horn can rotate with the proper clearance. At what point should this be done? Also, I don't...
Forum: Web Site Development 02-25-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,232
Posted By aviationgeek84
If you want to spend more time building your...

If you want to spend more time building your plane instead of maintaining a web site (;)), KitLog Pro works great.

That aside, Corey (above) had some good tips for building something from scratch as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,453
Posted By aviationgeek84
Hey there, Welcome aboard. :) I use the...

Hey there,

Welcome aboard. :) I use the Cleaveland tools... mostly because they are local for me, but also because I think they have great quality and service. I have heard the same about Avery.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,448
Posted By aviationgeek84
Congrats! Enjoy! :)

Congrats! Enjoy! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,359
Posted By aviationgeek84
My AME uses this - in fact I'll be filling it out...

My AME uses this - in fact I'll be filling it out shortly. It's great to have the paperwork out of the way when I arrive at the office.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 754,396
Posted By aviationgeek84
Very nice looking airplane! Enjoy. :)

Very nice looking airplane! Enjoy. :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-11-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,078
Posted By aviationgeek84
I'd be interested to hear more on this, too. Saw...

I'd be interested to hear more on this, too. Saw the article this month in the EAA SportAviation magazine.

My thought, too, was the -8 might be a little too quick, but maybe not?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,294
Posted By aviationgeek84
First-flight videos really help me. Also, the TV...

First-flight videos really help me. Also, the TV in my shop gives me something to listen to while I deburr or do other tasks that don't require much thought. I do have to shut off the TV when I'm...
Forum: Builder Website Links 02-02-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,564
Posted By aviationgeek84
Thanks for posting, Kirk. :) Will check it out.

Thanks for posting, Kirk. :) Will check it out.
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,385
Posted By aviationgeek84
Van's seems like the best place to go if you want...

Van's seems like the best place to go if you want to really know what you're getting. Just my opinion...
Forum: Safety 01-14-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,902
Posted By aviationgeek84
What is the frequency of this occuring and what...

What is the frequency of this occuring and what is the solution if it does? Being in Iowa, it does get cold once in a while, so I'm curious.. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,680
Posted By aviationgeek84
Congrats on a great looking airplane and happy...

Congrats on a great looking airplane and happy birthday!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,416
Posted By aviationgeek84
I would say that it doesn't "catch" a fingernail...

I would say that it doesn't "catch" a fingernail hardly at all... and I do plan to paint at some point, not polish. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,416
Posted By aviationgeek84
Horizontal stab skin scratched

Hi All,

I began removing the blue plastic from my horizontal stab skins yesterday and found a scratch underneath the plastic. I have attached a photo...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 936
Posted By aviationgeek84
All good ideas. Thanks, guys. I'll do more than...

All good ideas. Thanks, guys. I'll do more than soap/water for sure. :)
Forum: Safety 01-04-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 45,181
Posted By aviationgeek84
Just wanted to thank Doug for putting this...

Just wanted to thank Doug for putting this together. Great perspective for RV pilots and pilots in general.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 936
Posted By aviationgeek84
Cleaning parts?

Hi All,

Getting ready to prime the first parts on my emp. I plan to use rattle can (NAPA) primer and wondered what everyone uses to clean/scuff the parts prior to priming.

I've read soap/water and...
Forum: Formation Flying 01-03-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,487
Posted By aviationgeek84
Very cool... motivation. :)

Very cool... motivation. :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-03-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,931
Posted By aviationgeek84
Oh, yeah.. it's great flying. Great visibility,...

Oh, yeah.. it's great flying. Great visibility, great performance. But, my "This is fun" meter has its limits. :) Honestly, just give me ABOVE 0 degrees and I'll go. Below that... I'll be in the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,931
Posted By aviationgeek84
Also worth noting that it's waaay below zero here...

Also worth noting that it's waaay below zero here in Iowa right now - dang near everywhere/everything is COLD. :D (-11 actual temp in Cedar Rapids right now)

That said, some good suggestions above....
Forum: Safety 12-31-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,162
Posted By aviationgeek84
Bob, I'm another one of those (many pilots are,...

Bob,

I'm another one of those (many pilots are, really) that believes in being honest about our actions in the airplane. Too much respect for what we do to have any other attitude. :)

Good work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,472
Posted By aviationgeek84
Welcome to the party! I'm working on my RV-8 tail...

Welcome to the party! I'm working on my RV-8 tail kit as well... http://www.mykitlog.com/chansen if you'd like to check it out. :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-23-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,850
Posted By aviationgeek84
Hey Jeff, Did you get any further along...

Hey Jeff,

Did you get any further along installing/planning this? I was thinking of doing this in my RV-8 and wondering about panel space for the VP-200/100.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,977
Posted By aviationgeek84
I think you can launch it from this...

I think you can launch it from this page:

http://www.aopa.org/aifp/aifp.cfm
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 12-17-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,936
Posted By aviationgeek84
Anyone have experience with something like this...

Anyone have experience with something like this in the -8? Or -4? I'd love to help out, but I'm not sure the tandem guys would have a chance (oh, and I'm only on my tail kit..). :)

Kudos to you all.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,043
Posted By aviationgeek84
Welcome aboard! :) :)

Welcome aboard! :) :)
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-16-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,846
Posted By aviationgeek84
Out of curiousity (and perhaps ignorance), how...

Out of curiousity (and perhaps ignorance), how would all of the automatic control functionality on this engine change aerobatic flying conderations?

No change? Easier management? Or is more control...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-02-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,340
Posted By aviationgeek84
Congrats! Jump for joy... you'd only have a mess...

Congrats! Jump for joy... you'd only have a mess to clean up, otherwise. ;)

You'll love it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By aviationgeek84
Chanler, Thanks! My skin was a snug fit, too......

Chanler,

Thanks! My skin was a snug fit, too... but once it is on you can tell that it fits well. ;) I'll probably pull the blue plastic off soon.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By aviationgeek84
Joe, Thanks for the reply. Yes - I think the...

Joe,

Thanks for the reply. Yes - I think the edge distance is fine. It's the HS-405 rib that is on the inboard end of the left horizontal stab. I believe it is faired as well.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By aviationgeek84
Quick horizontal stab question

Hi All,

Got a lot done on my tail over the holiday weekend. Things are looking good. I had one quick question on the HS-405 rib..

I match-drilled it to the skin and found that it did not line up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,236
Posted By aviationgeek84
My TC visit was excellent - I am surprised to...

My TC visit was excellent - I am surprised to hear your story. But, it's not a requirement (that I know of) to have your work inspected before closing, at least in the US. :o
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-23-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 739,088
Posted By aviationgeek84
No pics, yet.. but..

.. got the left horizontal stabilizer skin clecoed on to the skeleton tonight! It looks like airplane parts! :D I was surprised that it took a little bit (not a lot) of "grunt work" to get it all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By aviationgeek84
Cleaning alumnimum in tight areas

Hi All,

I am moving along on my tail kit. I had to notch out the aft ends of the HS-404 ribs last night and it came out fine, but need to clean them up (the cuts) some. What is the best tool for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-11-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,649
Posted By aviationgeek84
Woo! Everything on the forward spar is bent, now....

Woo! Everything on the forward spar is bent, now. Test-fit and looks good.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_7TR0_ivhXKY/Svt456FaSWI/AAAAAAAAHU4/XgRXnNYpAuw/s400/100_1634.jpg

Question: The bending went well....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,616
Posted By aviationgeek84
Can't wait to order one of these and have it on...

Can't wait to order one of these and have it on my coffee table. :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-09-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,649
Posted By aviationgeek84
I should probably do a little more clean up work,...

I should probably do a little more clean up work, too. I think one of the "ears" can be shaped a little better to be more consistent, then we're good to go. Thanks for the tips, everyone. :D
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